Grain wrote:I personally wouldn't have a problem with multi format ...
I deffinately would! You have to try to understand it literally doubles the amount of work required for many MANY companies, not to mention doubles the amount of space taken to display HiDef movies in retail stores.
I can easily say, nobody who works anywhere in the industry of movie distribution or media replication, or even recordable media, wants to see both formats survive. It's not like with DVD-R and DVD+R where both formats were a part of DVD, which was a standardized format, although that too was a major pain in the ass for everyone (and still is!).
Anyways, I hope to goodness this format war will end. This technology is too confusing for the common person as it is, and it certainly doesn't need to get any worse. And the fact that this is happening because 1 company couldn't get over their ego and join the rest of the crowd, is a little sickening. But this is not something unexpected from a company like Toshiba.
Grain wrote:re burning HD-DVD content onto BD's, has that been successfully done?! IMO if it's possible, that would be a huge nail in HD-DVD's coffin. The theory behind it is sound from this laymans point of view, same codecs etc, different menu structure's/software though, but I suspect that could be worked around.
I'm sure that it is possible and that it will be done eventually (and vice-versa). I haven't seen any successful reports of someone doing it yet though...
Vice-Versa would require there to be HDDVD-R burners available... so we'll have to see if Toshiba can ever make that happen. I'm not holding my breath personally.
As for burning HD DVD content onto BD-Rs, I don't believe there is any publically available information regarding successful attempts. I'm sure that when it happens it will be quick to leak onto the net however... people like their bragging rights after all
But I have no doubts about it being possible, and I have no doubts that it is being worked on. There is too much demand for Serenity on Blu-Ray, and Universal is missing their chance
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